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Stainless steel bars – Reinforcement of concrete – Requirements and test methods
This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for solid stainless steel bars used for the reinforcement of concrete. It is applicable to ribbed stainless steel bars in grade 500. Several significant changes have been made to the earlier standard version i.e. BS6744:2001 + A2:2009, ‘Stainless steel bars for the reinforcement of and use in concrete – Requirements and test methods’ and these include:
Companies that supply smooth/plain/dowel bar previously covered by BS 6744:2001 + A2: 2009 could consider selling these products under BS EN 10088 Part 5 (bars for construction purposes). As this is a harmonised standard, this would require CE marking and therefore additional costs for those companies not currently suitably certified; this is considered to be more appropriate than referencing the “pavement” specification standard BS13877-3 – Part 3.